The fifth and sixth lectures by Prof David Eckel on the history of Buddhism looks at two important concepts in the Buddha’s teaching: that of suffering and the path to the cessation of suffering
Introduction to Buddhist Art
Three short introductory lectures on Buddhist Art, featuring the art of India, China, Japan and Thailand.
A Revolution in Painting in the Yuan Dynasty
A talk by Maxwell K. Hearn, curator of the Met in New York, on Chinese painting during the period of Mongolian dominance.
Afghanistan: Hidden Treasures of the Silk Road
A talk by Fredrik Heibert at the Asian Art Museum on the Hidden Treasures of the Silk Road exhibition in the US, showing Afghani cultural artifacts.
Eternal Ancestors – Buddha’s Relics
Lecture at the Metropolitan Museum in New York about the importance of reliquaries in Buddhist culture
Beliefs Made Visible – Hindu and Buddhist Art in South Asia
Two short documentaries giving an overview of Hindu and Buddhist art in India, made by the Asian Art Museum in San Francisco, which is one of the largest museums of Asian Art in the world.
Bronze Technology in Cambodia
A very interesting talk given as part of the Aspects of Angkor series which traces the introduction of bronze work in SE Asia, and also the technologies that are involved in the work.
Reconstructing the Ruined Buddhist Complex of Banteay Chhmar
A presentation by Oliver Cunin on Banteay Chhmar, a Mahayana Temple, which is the largest of the Angkorian sites outside of the main complex itself.